OSP FO# 11-017

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

PROGRAM: Literature Fellowships: Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction, FY2012

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding to published creative writers of either prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) or poetry. The program’s goal is to enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. For FY 2012, which is covered by these guidelines, fellowships in prose are available. Fellowships in poetry will be offered in FY 2013 and guidelines will be available in January 2012. Individuals may apply only once each year.

Proposals are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit. The NEA assembles a different advisory panel every year, each diverse with regard to geography, race and ethnicity, and artistic points of view

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Between January 1, 2004, and March 3, 2011, applicants in Fiction must have had published:

- At least five different short stories, works of short fiction, or excerpts from novels in two or more literary journals, anthologies, or publications which regularly include fiction as a portion of their format; or
- A volume of short fiction or a collection of short stories; or
- A novel or novella.

Applicants in Creative Nonfiction must have had published (between January 1, 2004, and March 3, 2011):

- At least five different creative essays (such as personal essays, memoirs, etc.) in two or more literary journals, anthologies, or publications; or
- A volume of creative nonfiction.

Individuals may apply only once each year, and may not apply for a Literature Fellowship (in fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry) and a Translation Fellowship in the same year. Multiple applications will be deemed ineligible.

DEADLINES: March 3, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: The NEA anticipates providing $25,000 to successful applicants as a direct grant.

NEA Literature Staff
National Endowment for the Arts
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 703
Washington, DC 20506-0001
Telephone: (202) 682-5034
E-mail: LitFellowships@arts.gov
Web: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/Lit/index.html

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov system. Instructions and forms are available on the Grants.Gov website (http://www.grants.gov). Additional information about Grants.gov for BU Investigators can be obtained on the OSP website at: http://www.bu.edu/osp/proposal-preparation/electronic-submission/. Please contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to your school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through the Grants.gov system.

Complete program guidelines and application material (CFDA# 45.024) may be obtained from the website listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.